Women of Achievement

29th Annual YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement & Youth Awards

The YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement & Youth Awards is an annual evening soiree that honors ten Alaskan women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors as well as their contributions to the larger community and five youth who have overcome major obstacles in their lives while embodying our mission. 

Nominations are open for the 2018 awards! If you’d like to nominate an Alaskan woman, click the button below for nomination forms and award criteria. 

2018 Nomination Forms


For 17 years, YWCA Alaska has recognized youth ages 16 – 18 who have overcome significant obstacles in their lives while embodying the YWCA Alaska’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities while promoting dignity, peace, freedom and justice for all. Nominations for the Young People of Achievement Awards will open shortly, please check back for more details. Each awardee receives a CASH prize, FREE financial management classes at YWCA Alaska to help them prepare for their future as an adult AND statewide recognition. 


The annual awards ceremony will be held November 7, 2018 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. 

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Past Women of Achievement Awardees

The complete list of the Women of Achievement Awardees for the last 28 years: WOA History of Winners

  YWCA Alaska is incredibly grateful to BP for their partnership and years of generous support.